Some Kendall County residents expressed their opposition to the proposed Prairie Parkway at a meeting of the Illinois Tollway Authority Board of Directors in Downers Grove.
Ground was broken for the Yorkville Library expansion project. The project will increase the size of the present 6,000 square foot facility to 34,000 square feet.
The new Yorkville Skate Park was dedicated. It is on Route 47 south of Route 126, in front of the Parfection Golf Range.
After 25 years in office, Kendall County State’s Attorney Dallas Ingemunson announced he would not seek reelection.
Ground was broken for the new Kendall County Public Safety Center on Route 34 just west of Yorkville. The new safety center, when completed in 1992, will replace the current jail which is almost 100 years old.
Saying it was built on a shoestring budget, the new playground near the Beecher Center has been officially named “Shoestring Park,” said Esther Riley, one of the designers of the park.
Yorkville City Council learned that the State of Illinois is charging the city $105,000 for the right to connect a water line to the underside of the new Route 47 bridge.
Norway’s King Olav V came to Illinois to dedicate the new Cleng Peerson Memorial on Route 71 in Norway, Ill.
Homer “Doc” Webster has retired from the Rexall Drug store after 56 years. The store has been sold to Bob Thomas of the Clinic Pharmacy.
Dr. L. A. Wunsch announced that he will close his clinic in downtown Yorkville at the end of the month. The move leaves Yorkville without a local physician. Dr. Wunsch, in a front page letter, said when he started practicing medicine 20 years ago that if socialized medicine ever came to this country, he would “find another means to be of service to mankind.” Congress approved legislation establishing Medicare in July and President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the measure into law.
The Yorkville dam is being reconstructed. Illinois Department of Conservation Director Glen D. Palmer said that land is being acquired for a public boat lunch and picnic ground on the south side and locks will be later installed to the north.
On separate election days, voters approved bond for the construction of a sewage disposal facitity by the Yorkville-Bristol Sanitary District, and okayed a large, two story classroom wing to be added to the present high school (now Parkview School).
Yorkville Police Chief Frank Martin arrested a Lake Geneva, Wis mortician on a charge of speeding 55 mph on Route 47 in the village limits and passing cars. The driver said he really should know better, having gone out many times to pick up victims of auto accidents. He was fined $22.20.
The Third Infantry Army Band will present a concert at the Plattville Armory Saturday.
On a related note, Kendall County War Fund contribution reports are good.
County Clerk Martin Mortensen said that he has just received information on the Selective Service draft. All men between 21 and 36 must go in person to the Town Hall in the township they live on Oct 16, 1940 and register.
The Yorkville Day parade attracted a huge crowd. It was led by the 90-piece West Aurora High School Band.
LaForge Grocery and Market in Plattville, Telephone 10, offers a full line of fresh and smoked meets. We also have large supply of husking mittens on hand.
The man who escaped from jail last week is awaiting the action of the Kendall County Grand Jury. He is ready to take his medicine, it is said.
C.A. Darnell of Plano was made the chairman of the newly-formed Kendall County Tuberculosis Society.
Theodore House has accepted a position with the bank in Millington.
The Do What We Can group will meet in Helmar.
The Kendall Post Office in NaAuSay, which had been so faithfully conducted for so many years by Miss Hattie Vickery, is now closed.
Felix Webb, who works Dr. McClelland’s land in Yorkville, has housed 150 bushels of carrots to feed the sheep and cows during the winter.
Eugene Cooney of Na-Au-Say is now out with his steam saw.
The frame of the new Methodist parsonage is up.
Catholics in the area celebrated the dedication of their new church in Bristol Station.
James McHugh has put a new run of stone in the Blackberry Mills, Bristol and will grind feed for five cents a bag until further notice.
We have received a copy of Jules Verne’s famous new book “Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea.”
The excitement in the dry goods, boot and shoe, clothing, hat and cap, Yankee notions and grocery market continues unabated at Crooker and Hobbs. The like never was known before in Yorkville.